Is Axon Enterprise's (NASDAQ:AAXN) 278% Share Price Increase Well Justified?
NASDAQ:AAXN) share price down 13% in the last month. But in three years the returns have been great. In three years the stock price has launched 278% higher: a great result. To some, the recent share price pullback wouldn’t be surprising after such a good run. If the business can perform well for years to come, then the recent drop could be an opportunity.” data-reactid=”28″>It might be of some concern to shareholders to see the Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAXN) share price down 13% in the last month. But in three years the returns have been great. In three years the stock price has launched 278% higher: a great result. To some, the recent share price pullback wouldn’t be surprising after such a good run. If the business can perform well for years to come, then the recent drop could be an opportunity.
View our latest analysis for Axon Enterprise ” data-reactid=”29″>View our latest analysis for Axon Enterprise
There is no denying that markets are sometimes efficient, but prices do not always reflect underlying business performance. One flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed is to compare the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price.
Over the last three years, Axon Enterprise failed to grow earnings per share, which fell 55% (annualized).
This means it’s unlikely the market is judging the company based on earnings growth. Given this situation, it makes sense to look at other metrics too.
It may well be that Axon Enterprise revenue growth rate of 21% over three years has convinced shareholders to believe in a brighter future. In that case, the company may be sacrificing current earnings per share to drive growth, and maybe shareholder’s faith in better days ahead will be rewarded.
You can see below how earnings and revenue have changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).
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A Different Perspective
2 warning signs for Axon Enterprise you should be aware of.” data-reactid=”53″>It’s good to see that Axon Enterprise has rewarded shareholders with a total shareholder return of 46% in the last twelve months. That gain is better than the annual TSR over five years, which is 28%. Therefore it seems like sentiment around the company has been positive lately. Given the share price momentum remains strong, it might be worth taking a closer look at the stock, lest you miss an opportunity. I find it very interesting to look at share price over the long term as a proxy for business performance. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. Case in point: We’ve spotted 2 warning signs for Axon Enterprise you should be aware of.
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